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2009 Annual Meeting of AutoNation, Inc. Stockholders Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time AutoNation Tower 110 S.E. 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Upon arrival, please present this admission ticket and photo identification at the registration desk.3 IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. 3Proxy — AutoNation, Inc.This proxy is solicited on behalf of the Board of DirectorsMike Jackson and Jonathan P. Ferrando, each with power of substitution, are hereby authorized to vote all shares of common stock which the undersigned would be entitled to vote if personally present at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of AutoNation, Inc. to be held on May 6, 2009, or any postponements or adjournments thereof, as indicated on the reverse side.THIS PROXY WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED WILL BE VOTED IN THE MANNER DIRECTED BY THE UNDERSIGNED STOCKHOLDER. IF NO DIRECTION IS GIVEN, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED FOR THE ELECTION OF ALL NOMINEES FOR DIRECTOR, FOR THE RATIFICATION OF THE SELECTION OF KPMG LLP AS INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR 2009, AGAINST THE ADOPTION OF THE STOCKHOLDER PROPOSAL REGARDING SPECIAL MEETINGS, AND AGAINST THE ADOPTION OF THE STOCKHOLDER PROPOSAL REGARDING AN INDEPENDENT BOARD CHAIRMAN. As to any other matter, the proxy holders shall vote as recommended by our Board of Directors or, if no recommendation is given, in their own discretion.The undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of the Proxy Statement and the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 furnished herewith.PLEASE MARK, SIGN, DATE AND PROMPTLY RETURN THIS PROXY CARD USING THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE-PAID ENVELOPE.(Continued and to be signed on reverse side)